Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

(Larry Spector, an attorney representing a synagogue and two schools, testifies  in January 2014 before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Sugarhouse Gets OK To Testify About 2nd Proposed Casino License for Philadelphia

John Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state’s gambling law was passed.

01/08/2014

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Pennsylvania Slot Revenue Down In 2013

For the first time since casinos opened in the state, gross revenues from slot machine play in Pennsylvania for a calendar year were down from the year before.

01/04/2014

(Gamblers at the Sugarhouse Casino, on North Delaware Avenue, in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Slots Revenue Down Nearly Four Percent vs. 2012

Presque Isle Casino, in Erie, experienced the biggest drop in gross slots revenue — more than 13 percent — followed by Harrah’s Philadelphia, down almost 10 percent.

01/03/2014

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Public Invited To Attend Hearings For Applicants Of Philadelphia’s Next Casino

The public can’t participate, but can watch the suitability hearings where the casino applicants go before the board and say why their project is better than the rest.

12/16/2013

An artist's rendering of Valley Forge Casino's gaming floor. (Credit: VF Casino Resort)

Valley Forge Casino Fined $200,000 For Violating Its License Terms

Valley Forge has a Category 3 license, which mandates that patrons must pay at least $10 out of pocket before hitting the casino floor.

11/20/2013

(PHL Local Gaming spokesman A. Bruce Crawley speaks to reporters.  Credit: Justin Udo)

One Casino Applicant Says Its South Philly Site Is Getting Short Shrift

“We don’t want any special consideration, but we do want to be fairly covered,” Crawley said today.

11/14/2013

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Steve Wynn Abruptly Pulls Out Of Running For Second Casino License In Philadelphia

Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.

11/11/2013

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Consultant’s Report Handicaps Economic Impact of New Philly Casinos

The report shows that the “Provence” and “Market 8″ projects proposed for center city and the “Wynn Philadelphia,” proposed for Fishtown, are generally among the top three in several of the categories in the economic impact study.

10/29/2013

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Pa. Sees 3.6 Percent Drop In Table Game Revenues

Pennsylvania casinos reported Wednesday that table games saw a drop of about 3.6 percent in September compared to a year ago, adding to the woes of casino owners after slot machine revenues also saw a decline.

10/16/2013

(Joe Procacci says one of his tomato processing warehouses in South Philadelphia can be coverted quickly for use as a casino.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Hopeful South Phila. Casino Developer Says He Can Get Going Quickly

The principals of PHL Local Gaming say they have a head start on their five competitors because CEO and chairman Joe Procacci would use one of his warehouses to house the casino.

08/06/2013

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Table Games Revenue Up in Pennsylvania During April

That good news must be taken with a grain of salt, however, because table game revenues in April were less than a third of the overall take from slots, which are taxed at a much higher rate.

05/16/2013

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Pennsylvania Table Games Revenue Up 8.9 Percent In April

Gambling regulators say gross revenue from table games at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos was up 8.9 percent last month when compared to April 2012.

05/16/2013

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Pa. Casino Regulators Okay SugarHouse Expansion, Including Smaller Garage Tower

Sugarhouse casino officials say construction should take about two years now that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved a revised plan to expand their waterfront casino.

05/15/2013

(Slot machines in the Sugarhouse casino, on North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Pa. Slots Revenues, Down Again From 2012, Generate $612M in Tax Relief

Not only were slots revenues down more than four percent in April compared to the same month a year ago, but it is also the first time that all 11 of Pennsylvania’s casinos were operating for a full month each year for comparison purposes.

05/03/2013

(Kiki Bolender of the Design Advocacy Group testifies before the Pa. Gaming Control Board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Second Day Of Gaming Control Board Hearings On Philadelphia Casino License

Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger told the panel at some point the city will make a recommendation, but for now, they’re still evaluating each of the proposals.

04/12/2013

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